Household hazardous waste collection events by county.
USDA Farm to School staff and guest speakers have just what you need to start or expand your farm to school program in the new year. This 11-part webinar series will help you build your farm to school skills and develop new strategies for bringing local foods into the lunchroom. Join us for tips and insights on topics like building a team, menu planning, program sustainability, and more! New this year: earn SNA Continuing Education Units for each webinar attended.
This webinar will prepare you to explain the effect of proper cleaning and maintenance on student, staff and building health and performance; determine appropriate standards for “clean” in a school environment and learn how to achieve them; develop and implement a preventative maintenance plan to reduce costs and improve health by using effective cleaning practices; establish cleaning and maintenance training programs to increase efficiency and protect the health of custodial or janitorial staff; and recognize and apply proven criteria for choosing safe and appropriate cleaning products using national tools and resources.
A special classroom and field workshop for the establishment and management of lawns in new and existing residential developments. Properly designed and managed lawns can assist in reducing stormwater losses from residential areas. This workshop will be conducted by faculty from University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Penn State, and is designed to provide attendees with current information on turf establishment and management practices that reduce runoff and lawn fertilizer use.
Building on the success of the first two national Health Impact Assessment (HIA) meetings, this conference will convene a diverse group of individuals interested in learning more about HIA and advancing the field, especially decision-makers and program leaders from multiple sectors and at all levels of government. The areas of interest include planning, transportation, criminal justice, housing, agriculture, energy, environment, education, fiscal, economic, and labor policy.
The Community Asthma Prevention Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, in collaboration with federal, state, and local partners, are organizing a summit in Philadelphia to promote the value of home-based interventions for children with poorly controlled asthma and reimbursement mechanisms for in-home asthma services by health care insurers for children in low-income households. Participants will include housing and health representatives from government, private, and nonprofit sectors.
This summer, Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) will host the first annual Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit on July 30 and 31 in Seattle, WA. We are inviting the top facility managers, school decision makers, green cleaning experts and vendors from across the nation. We’ll have the leading voices in green cleaning there, such as Steve Ashkin, founder and CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools & The Ashkin Group, and Rachel Gutter, senior vice president of knowledge at the U.S. Green Building Council and Director of the Center for Green Schools.
he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 14th Community Involvement Training Conference will be held August 4 – 6, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. This dynamic conference brings together more than 450 people from EPA and the Agency’s partners and stakeholders who plan and implement environmental community involvement, partnership, stewardship, outreach, and education programs.
Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition, is held annually during three days in August.